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30745   Private William McCord
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/04/2024
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/10/1898
Died: 29/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
William McCord was the son of William and Lucinda McCord. He was born in Desertlyn, Moneymore in October 1898. He was the oldest of at least thirteen children. His father was a farmer. They lived at Carmean, Moneymore. Private William McCord was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Aisne in France during the German Spring Offensive on Friday 29th March 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery
  Aisne, Aisne, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 1-C-2
CWGC Casualty 579979
Seraucourt-le-Grand is a village about 8 kilometres south west of St Quentin on the east side of the River Somme. From the main road, D930 St Quentin-Ham, take the left turning in the direction of Seraucourt-le-Grand at a village called Roupy. The Cemetery is signposted from the D32 road on arriving in the village itself.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Desertlyn Church Of Ireland Roll Of Honour WWI Moneymore
2 Moneymore War Memorial Moneymore
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 300
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McCord family 1901 census lists William as age 2 at house 25 in Carmean, Brackaghslievegallion, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists McCord family 1911 census lists William as age 12 at house 6 in Carmean, Brackaghslievegallion, Londonderry
3 Photo of Private William McCord's grave
4 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William McCord's grave can be purchased here
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